Aug. 15, 2014
University of Minnesota volleyball program has announced its times for the Big Ten Conference matches as the team prepares for the upcoming season. The television schedule will be released by the conference office and Big Ten Network at a later date.
The Gophers open the Big Ten Conference season at home with 7 p.m. matches against Ohio State and Penn State, Sept. 24 and Sept. 27. After a 6:30 p.m., start at Illinois, Oct. 1, the Gophers play at Northwestern, Oct. 5 at 1 p.m. Minnesota returns home to face Maryland and Rutgers, Oct. 10-11, both 7 p.m. matches. The Gophers then host Wisconsin, Oct. 15, at 6 p.m., followed by an Oct. 18 match against the Badgers at 7 p.m., in Madison, Wis.
The Gophers return to the Sports Pavilion to face Nebraska on Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m., followed by a 7 p.m. match against Iowa on Oct. 25. With Minnesota on the road the next two weeks, the Gophers play Indiana, Oct. 29 and Purdue, Nov. 1 (6 p.m. CT). Minnesota then travels to Michigan State (Nov. 7) and Michigan (Nov. 8), also 6 p.m. CT starts.
Minnesota hosts Northwestern at 7 p.m., on Nov. 12, followed by a road match at Penn State, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. Minnesota travels to Maryland on Nov. 19 (6 p.m. CT), while Purdue comes to the Sports Pavilion on Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. In the last weekend of the regular season, Minnesota travels to Ohio State on Nov. 26 for a 6 p.m. CT tilt, while it hosts Indiana, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m.
Prior to the start of the Big Ten Conference season, Minnesota hosts two tournaments in 2014. The Gophers kick off the 2014 season hosting the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, Aug. 29-30 at the Sports Pavilion as Louisville, Notre Dame and Wisconsin come to town. After a week at the Yale Tournament (Sept. 6-7), Minnesota hosts the annual Diet Coke Classic, Sept. 12-13 as Tulsa, Milwaukee and Iowa State compete at the Sports Pavilion. Minnesota closes out the non-conference schedule with a tournament in Toledo, Ohio against Duquesne, host Toledo and IPFW, Sept. 19-20.
Pick Your Packs are on sale now. Premium ticket sales for the home matches against Penn State (Sept. 27), Wisconsin (Oct. 15) and Nebraska (Oct. 22) go on sale Aug. 19. All other single-match tickets are on sale now. For more information, contact Gopher Fan Relations at 612-624-8080 or 1-800-U-GOPHER.
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